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3 French Hens - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 98
Gots: 373 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Three French Hens is the third in the 12 Days/Years of Christmas Series. We again drew some inspiration from the name and decided that at least a portion of this beer had to be aged in French oak barrels. What we came out with is a bold and spicy Belgian Dark Strong Ale, 25% aged in oak. This beer is designed to take the journey through time until 12 Drummers Drumming, but is a delightful holiday treat right off the shelf.

(Beer added by: claspada on 10-08-2010)
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philbe311

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Three fingers worth of tightly packed richly textured light khaki colored head with a slightly rocky top... Solid retention... The color is a mix of brown, candied apple red, and amber... Some carbonation bubbles can be seen rising along the sides of the glass...

S - The nose is loaded with sweet dark fruits... Sweet red grapes... Dates... Perhaps even some raspberries and strawberries.... Some candied sugars... Slightly Belgian yeast notes... Some light vanilla and oak notes...

T - Dark fruits as expected... Raisins... Blueberries... Dates... Faint Belgian yeast notes... The oak and vanilla notes rise on the finish and actually provide very good balance to the overall slightly cloying sweetness...

M - On the lighter side of full bodied... Dense... Sleek and slightly sticky... Moderation is light but a bit on the harsh side... Saliva inducing...

D - A bit too intense even with a year's worth of age on it... Some solid bones, but definitely a bit rough around the edges... Not a bad beer by any means, but nothing special either...

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 00:16:03 | More by philbe311
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3 French Hens from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.